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317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
14024751048
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Locally owned and located downtown, Tico's has been serving Mexican...
Locally owned and located downtown, Tico's has been serving Mexican inspired dishes for nearly 40 years. Enjoy longtime favorites like the Chile Rellenos or try something new like the Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. Full bar available along with great Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday. Mexican brunch served alongside our full menu on Sundays from 11am-2pm. Take-out, catering and private party room available. Reservations accepted.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty much the same

Average Mexican food, clean unchanged atmosphere. Not the best in town but certainly not the worst. Fair service.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
rmpackers
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Average Mexican food, clean unchanged atmosphere. Not the best in town but certainly not the worst. Fair service.

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Thank rmpackers
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

During a recent visit to downtown Lincoln, Nebraska we stopped by this wonderful eatery. We have never been here before so we didn't know what to expect. Let me just tell you - the food here was quite amazing. After ordering traditional Mexican food from the menu we delighted ourselves with chips, Enchiladas, burritos, and refried beans. The food was... More 

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Thank Mcclintock853
Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Ticos has been a Lincoln staple for many years. They have dining for one, small groups and also large groups. Large portions and a great drink selection. The staff are well trained and attentive.

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Thank Holly1607
Midwest
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We lived in Lincoln 25 years ago and used to eat at Ticos often. Recently we went back to visit and found it a timeless gem. The chili rellenos are fantastic, as are the reasonably priced margaritas. Try the chocolate mint pie!

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Thank MidwestEmptynester
Nebraska, the good life
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love the food here, although the regular salsa is a little bland! The hosting staff at the time of our visit needed to learn a few social skills. Our waitress was great and you could tell she was putting effort into her job.

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Thank Jimmaysmom
California USA
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great place to meet people for Mexican food - but the real star is their margarita - excellent! The food is good to very good, and the place is kid-friendly - our server brought food out for the children in our group while the rest of us enjoyed our drinks and appetizers! Easy to find and parking... More 

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Thank Sunflower333
Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is a Lincoln landmark. I usually like whatever I order there and I always get a margarita.

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Thank Barbie411
Lincoln, Nebraska
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After dining at this restaurant for 45 years you would think the rating would be a 5 or at least a 4. It could be IF they hired managers that cared and waitresses that did their jobs right. The food is really good, but someone please train your help. Cudda been a 4 star but minus 1 for bad help... More 

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Thank muzunguterry
Lincoln, Nebraska
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157 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I found it hard to believe that I have never reviewed Tico's before today because we go visit on a regular basis. After a cold, wet, windy day of college baseball we needed a nice, quiet dinner and started off being seated in a back booth. A nice Dos XX draft was soon followed by Chimichangos Supreme. It did not... More 

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Thank Jim B
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Ticos is a a fun place to go for happy hour. Monday nights is $1.00 off margaritas.... I love the blue ones with sugar on the rim. Service is good and there is plenty of parking. The tacorito is awesome. The chips are very good as well. The food is served hot and the ingredients are fresh. This is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 14024751048

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Locally owned and located downtown, Tico's has been serving Mexican inspired dishes for nearly 40 years. Enjoy longtime favorites like the Chile Rellenos or try something new like the Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. Full bar available along with great Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday. Mexican brunch served alongside our full menu on Sundays from 11am-2pm. Take-out, catering and private party room available. Reservations accepted.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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